Pallanza - Lago Maggiore - Italy

Grand Hotel Majestic


The view on the small San Giovanni Island, for thirty years the summer residence of Arturo Toscanini, makes unique the park of the Grand Hotel Majestic. The Grand Hotel holds in its vast frescoed rooms the charm of the Belle Epoque. Many of the rooms (a total of 80, including 42 superior doubles, 32 junior suites and 6 suites), enjoy the relaxing sight of the lake, surrounded by high picks of the Alps and facing the Borromeo Islands. Treasures of Art and Botany emerge from the water like in a dream. The cares of the actual owners and a long season of passionate and philological renovations works restored the dignity of the Grand Hotel at one time with a new youth reveals that the real value of "old style" can be combined while providing customers with the appropriate services to suit modern comforts. Here, people realizes the seamless integration of old and new already entering the foyer with its original parquet floors, bronze chandeliers and art deco lanterns, created by Florentine artisans. The Grand Hotel Majestic is an exceptional location for conferences, business meetings and enchanting weddings. Adjoining to the town centre of Pallanza, in a quiet spot with a magnificent view of Lake Maggiore. Private garden, small beach, landing dock. The pool and fitness centre as well overlook the lake front garden (4,000 m2) used during most part of the season as a solarium, thanks to the advantageous exposure. Wellness Centre with sauna, spa treatments, massages and beauty. Tennis Court free of charge, by reservation.

Conference rooms

There are four rooms available, each with its own distinct character, ancient halls with gorgeous lake views. The Toscanini ballroom, frescoed in 1870 by Moretti Foggia and Ferrero, which counts 275 square meters and the ability to offer a banquet for up to 240 guests. The Intra hall, named for its peculiar position facing towards the city of Intra. Completed by the adjoining large terrace, it offers a sample of remote beauty and could welcome 110 people. Many other characteristics denote the elegance offered by these rooms, both full of charm. With the summer season it is possible to sit outside, under the porch, with the high columns as a prelude to the great garden by the Lake.


Guided tours in the nature and/or visiting historical and cultural character. Walking, by car or boat, cycling, mountain biking. Trekking, climbing, golf. Water sports: sailing, kayaking (with Italian junior national teams coach). Slow drive, along the valleys of the Lake Maggiore and around the lake. Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Villa Pallavicino. Isola dei Pescatori, Santa Caterina del Sasso, botanical gardens of Villa Taranto, Macugnaga and the Monte Rosa, Lake Orta and the island of San Giulio. Shopping is a real source of entertainment on Lake Maggiore, which hosts some of the most internationally well-known names in household articles, textiles and clothing: Alessi, Bialetti, Loro Piana and many more. These companies all have outlets open to the public, where visitors can make their purchases at very good prices.


42 double rooms (also for single use) and 38 in Junior Suites and Suites. Many with lake views. Private bathroom with bathtub or shower. Customizable air conditioning. Wi.Fi. internet connection, direct phone, large desk. For top level meetings, the executive floor on fifth level, offers only suites and junior suites, all with panoramic terrace. *All the rooms have private bathroom, most of them with shower, bathtub on request

Banquet rooms

There are many facets of dining at the Grand Hotel Majestic. The hotel's main restaurant La Beola is situated beneath the hall. With large panoramic windows, the quiet beauty of the hotel gardens, the grandeur of the Borromeo gulf and the picturesque town of Pallanza are always part of the picture, creating an incomparable setting. Enjoy an elegant refined casual ambience, complimented by impeccable highest quality service. The cuisine is decisively up to the standards of the surroundings, offering a contemporary interpretation of tasty traditional Italian dishes: a triumph of flavours and tastes. Our Executive Chef Kazutaka Marumoto will astound you with his fresh, precise well-balanced cuisine show casing the excellence of high quality products, experience and innovation, infused with the drive for aesthetic appeal, appearance, colour and volume, producing an array of exquisite tastes and flavours, using fresh local produce, depending on the season. Passion and skill in the search for ingredients, imaginative recipes, and unusual combination of aromas, are all summarized in the menu, to deliver the highest quality food both in traditional innovating taste and presentation. An eclectic collection of proposals, bearing in the mind the different moments of the day, climate and seasons, from a light fresh dynamic lunch, to more rich elaborated dishes for dinner. The wine list features a wide selection of carefully chosen labels with predominance of noble regional Italian wines. Among the proposals, a refined selection of spumante and champagne conveying total well-being to those seated around the tables in a cosy atmosphere in this temple of elegant cuisine. During the summer season La Beola Restaurant is transferred to Il Portico, a truly beautiful and relaxed setting, located under the portico, opening onto the magnificent gardens sweeping down to the lakefront. The terrace overlooking the quiet beauty of hotel gardens becomes the ideal setting for an unforgettably unique dining experience in a romantic and intimate atmosphere.


GRAND HOTEL MAJESTIC is located in the heart of the Italian Lake Region on the elegant west Piedmont shores of Lake Maggiore. 45 minutes only from Milano Malpensa airport and few minutes from the picturesque lakeside town of Pallanza; Verbania-Pallanza is 2nd town in Italy for healthy living in 2012 and Grand Hotel Majestic certified to the Italian Legambiente Turismo eco-label since 2007 is also a Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Its privileged position,the only Palace directly facing water, on a promontory stretching over the lake offers breathtaking views that showcase the Borromeo Islands, surrounding mountains, and the lake itself. Built in 1870, and completely restored in 2012, the hotel retains the spirit of La Belle Epoque with extensive lakeside English gardens. The friendly and homey atmosphere distinctive of the hotel, a relaxing oasis, will give guests a little emotion every day: the area and especially the view from the hotel is breathtakingly beautiful.The service and amenities, however, are thoroughly modern day, with 80 rooms including 38 junior suites and suites. During your stay you can enjoy a relaxing day on the hotels solarium. For those looking for a running path or would simply like to take a long, leisurely stroll there is a path bordering Lake Maggiore to enjoy, accessible directly from the hotel: it is open to walkers, runners and bikers and people with low mobility as well. Service and comfort in combination with demonstrated ecologically-friendly and sustainable tourism practices allow our guests to relax in a secluded eco-friendly town. The GHM offers peace and tranquillity, far from the madding crowd, providing services to improve natural environment and to respect natural resources. The local cuisine is very varied tasty, and ranges from lake specialties to those of the mountains.


Your ticket to what is probably one of the best views along the lake, the only Palazzo directly by the water on Borromean Gulf, unless you, buy a villa on the shores of Lago Maggiore, it’s not possible to have this kind of experience anywhere else! A memorable stay awaits you at the Grand Hotel Majestic: relaxing in this idyllic natural setting, with its enchanting backdrop of Lake Maggiore and the magnificent Borromeo Islands, or practising the many outdoor sports available in the area, as well as enjoying fine dining and wonderful cuisine, interpreted with great skill in all of it’s local and regional variations by our chef.

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100 rooms
160 beds
80 single rooms
42 double rooms
38 suites
Modified for use by a disabled person
Modified for use by an allergy sufferer
4 conference rooms
4 break out rooms
Max 240 seats in the main room
80 seats in the restaurant
Beverage tasting
Indoor swimming pool
4 banquet rooms
Max 240 seats in the main room
+46 8-506 285 00